Last name origin & meaning:
German, Spanish (Sebastián), and southern French
(Sébastian): from the personal name Sebastian, Latin
Sebastianus. This was originally an ethnic name meaning ‘man
from Sebastia’, a city in Pontus named from Greek
sebastos ‘revered’ (the Greek equivalent of Augustus).
This surname is also sometimes born by Jews, presumably as an adoption
of the German surname.
This name appears in the following lists:
Names from Shakespeare,
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